(A snapshot at independent church history)
Down through history, God has built and preserved His church. We see its formation in the book of Acts. It is from that point until our present day in which independent, fundamental, bible believing churches have existed. Although down through the ages they have taken on many different names. Nevertheless, most of these independent churches have held to sound Bible doctrine and followed the scriptural example of a New Testament local church body.
Among these groups, an assembly of able defenders, emerges early on in the 4thcentury. They went by the name of the Donatists.